Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creative Family Christmas Letters

I'll admit it. I like sending and receiving family Christmas letters. It's a way to stay in touch, especially with those you don't see very often. But, I also like to spice things up a little when preparing our letters to send out. We don't just send out the typical, long boring narrative. Each year we add a little twist.

This year we folded our square letter into origami Christmas trees. (Before folding it into a tree, we folded the 8-1/2" square in half and then into half again to make it a smaller square.) After the letters were folded, my preschool daughter and toddler son colored the trees with crayons and markers. In the text of our letter, we each listed a few of our favorite ornaments. These touches personalized our letter and made it a little more interesting. Plus we involved the whole family in the card preparations. Hopefully those that receive our letters enjoy opening and reading them this year!

Do you send out holiday letters? If so, do you make them unique in any way?


casual friday every day said...

I actually don't. Not that I'm opposed to them. I just have never made the time. Maybe next year. There's always next year, right?


Terra Heck said...

Wow, a very creative and interesting way to present the yearly letters!